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A one-piece protective garment worn for heavy manual work.
- ‘Wiping the corners of her mouth with the napkin, she brushed the crumbs off her denim coveralls and turned to me.’
- ‘Before going down, miners put on special underwear, coveralls, and boots and strap on an emergency breathing device.’
- ‘Sure, you hide it all behind those baseball caps and coveralls, but real men can see the truth.’
- ‘One had an ax, while the other had a baseball bat, and they were both wearing dirty coveralls with dirty white shirts.’
- ‘Even in coveralls and a work shirt, she inspired notice.’
- ‘They were all dressed in white coveralls, of some fancy reflective material.’
- ‘He dressed, pulling on his coveralls and his shirt over his head.’
- ‘These uniforms are called flight suits and coveralls.’
- ‘She believed me to be a veterinarian dressed in coveralls and rubber boots.’
- ‘He should wear complete covering - hood, coveralls, rubber gloves, and rubber boots or washable non-canvas shoes.’
- ‘My uncle was a gruff but affectionate character who wore a beret, blue coveralls and smoked hand-rolled cigarettes.’
- ‘The last robber was unusual in that he wore a straw hat and farmer's coveralls.’
- ‘Quality clothing ranging from brush pants to insulated coveralls were all highly requested in our survey.’
- ‘After we'd eaten, Steve suited up - coveralls, his tall rubber boots, gloves.’
- ‘For the last eight years I've been wearing coveralls or a flight suit.’
- ‘Moments later, a young girl with light brown hair and jean coveralls over a white shirt opened the door, a bright grin on her face.’
- ‘Raid operators are outfitted flame resistant coveralls, balaclavas, and gloves.’
- ‘I'm kind of dirty, ‘apologized Adam, referring to his smudged blue coveralls.’’
- ‘The stream cut clean through my smock, apron, coveralls, and my jeans.’
- ‘The man was dressed in a standard technician's coveralls and safety harness.’
Inclusive.‘a coverall term’
- ‘Alcohol and tobacco somehow don't fall under the coverall category of 'drugs'.’
- ‘I have always objected when the term 'English' is used as a coverall description for those things which are happening within the UK at large.’
- ‘This fits rather neatly with a coverall definition of 'art'.’
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